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Counselling and Mental Health Service

Salary: £40792-50132 pro rata dependent on experience

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 4 days per week to include Monday and Friday and some evening provision

The University of Manchester is seeking to recruit a senior psychological therapist to work as part of a busy team of experienced senior counsellors, counsellors and mental health professionals providing a service to University of Manchester staff and students.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be a counsellor or psychological therapist trained to at least diploma level with a minimum of 3000 post qualifying clinical hours. You will have recent experience of carrying a significant case load of 20-25 clients/week and be BACP, BABCP, UKCP or BPS accredited (or eligible for) or equivalent professional body.

You will have substantial experience of assessing for and working with risk and complexity within a brief framework and managing crisis interventions.

You will provide brief, formulation driven counselling for students and staff using a clear relational or cognitive model.  You will have significant post qualifying experience in brief counselling or therapy with a particular focus on higher education or crisis settings and will be confident in taking a lead role in service delivery, supporting colleagues and offering supervision and training as appropriate.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

Closing date 16/5/21

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